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The PAPERWALKER Journal is the personal weblog of award-winning character designer Florian Satzinger in which he shares bits and pieces of his character design work, processes, visual development, inspirations and reference materials of current, past and future projects, such as 'Toby Skybuckle©' for France and Japan based Ankama Group LLC and 'John Starduck©' for France and US based Tigobo Animation Studios. ©2017 by Florian Satzinger. World rights reserved. | 34,710,196 views | 42,782 subscribers

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Love Me, Fear Me: Trailer

A fusion of taste, style, skills and talent, Veronica Solomon's graduation film at Filmuniversity Babelsberg.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017


Reposting mood ...

Sunday evening reposting mood

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Monday, October 16, 2017


Painted bricks

Well, that's different

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Pluto (via)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

One more

An André Franquin sheet, in all its original glory. "Gesundheit!"

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Yet again, André Franquin

Yet again, André Franquin #love

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

André Franquin

Characters I grew up with. Rare Gaston Lagaffe sujet.

Monday, September 11, 2017

André Franquin

Probably the greatest cartoonist in history.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Drawn dessert

Carl Barks by Al Hirschfeld (image via)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Twinkles, 1960s General Mills Story Book Package

Today's mood elevator comes right from the 1960s. (image via)

Friday, August 18, 2017

I like Tweety best

Twelve popular characters transformed into monsters by Dennis Carlsson. Terribly beautiful, click here to view the gallery at PoMoFo. Still, nothing beats the classic monster tweety bird from 'Hyde And Go Tweet' (1960), of course.

Image: Phantom City Creative

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Random duck in a Donald Duck costume

Birthday drawing for my mate Tom Lohner. Blue Col-Erase pencils on paper.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Chuck Jones: Sketches

This sheet makes me happy.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Throwback duck bits

Throwback Monday

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Process bits

Duck Corp. Neck Expander X-3000i

Process bits

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Friday, July 07, 2017

Fahrenheit 451

Process bits

Process bits, Fahrenheit 451

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Via juxtapozmag

Smashing ...

It happens... wait for it... @_estebandiacono

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Tightrope Walker

They say, there is nothing so fatal to a character as half finished tasks. That is why I finished my very part on an almost never ending project, last week. Now, we come down the stretch. BTW, this very duck here represents how I felt until last. :-)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Simpsonsfication of Bruno Bozzetto

This is so beautiful.